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Bishop Mascord releases statement

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The Catholic Bishop of Wollongong has issued an open letter following the sentencing of Cardinal George Pell for five charges of child sexual abuse.

Father Brian Mascord says the abuse of minors by those ordained is a profound betrayal, and recovery from such trauma can take a lifetime.

He's ordered his letter be read out at Southern Highlands Masses this weekend and says he will be making no further comment as it might prejudice Cardinal Pell's upcoming appeal.

IMAGE CREDIT: Catholic Weekly